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Attorney General Garland slammed for leadership of Justice Dept.

Randy Mancini 191 October 22, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 21: U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies at a House Judiciary Committee hearing at the U.S. Capitol on October 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. Garland fielded many questions regarding first amendment issues related to school board meetings and efforts to prevent violence against public officials. (Photo by Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCTOBER 21: U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies at a House Judiciary Committee hearing at the U.S. Capitol on October 21, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)

Attorney General Merrick Garland was recently grilled by Congress over his handling of America’s Justice Department since assuming the cabinet position earlier this year.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) slammed Garland for doing the bidding to Joe Biden and acting without autonomy as the Justice Department is designed to.

“March 25th, Joe Biden criticizes the Georgia election law, three months later the Department of Justice challenges it,” Jordan noted. “September 1st, Joe Biden criticizes the new pro-life law in Texas, eight days later the Department of Justice challenges it. September 29th, a political organization asks President Biden to involve the FBI in local school board issues, five days later Department of Justice does just that.”

The Ohio Republican then questioned whether this was merely coincidence. Garland denied Jordan’s accusation of following Biden’s lead. Instead, the attorney general said he was not given instruction from the White House to act.

-Spying on parents at school board meetings.

-Investigating political opponents.

-Ignoring the border crisis.

-Seeking to invalidate state election laws.

-Attacking the right to life.

Just like Joe Biden, Attorney General Garland is no “moderate.”

— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) October 21, 2021

Republicans also drilled Garland on his handling of the Durham probe, which is reportedly investigating the Clintons. They asked America’s attorney whether or not he was interfering in the investigation.

“During your confirmation hearing, if you remember, you were asked if you would actually ensure the special counsel, special counsel Durham, would have sufficient staff and other resources to complete that investigation,” stated Rep. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Wis.). “Now, obviously, you’ve had more than six months on the job. Can you commit to allowing special counsel Durham’s investigation to proceed?”

Garland responded by saying Durham had an approved budget and declined to comment further. Throughout his testimony, the attorney general espoused his support for abortion and his opposition to Republican-backed measures on election integrity.

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